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Tammy Baldwin Sworn In Today, Becomes First Openly-Gay Senator In History

by David Badash on January 3, 2013

in News,Politics

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Former Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin became Senator Tammy Baldwin today, and the first openly-gay Senator in the history of the United States. Of course, the Interwebs went wild. Here’s a sample of congratulatory messages from prominent politicians, celebrities, LGBT activists, and members of the media:

 


Tammy Baldwin Sworn In Today, Becomes First Openly-Gay Senator In History

Storified by David Badash· Thu, Jan 03 2013 15:38:00

Congrats to Senator Tammy Baldwin! Baldwin was sworn in today as the first openly LGBT Senator! http://pic.twitter.com/bfMB1xEjHumanRightsCampaign
The US Senate got its first LGBT member today – congrats to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)!Dan Savage
Congratulations SENATOR Tammy Baldwin http://www.glaad.org/news/tammy-baldwin-takes-oath-senateHerndon Graddick
Congrats to my friend, and now my senator, the newly sworn-in Tammy Baldwin.Russ Feingold
Big thanks to U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who was sworn in today as the first out LGBT senator in U.S. History!… http://fb.me/FCRAIThdDustin Lance Black
Cheering Tammy Baldwin who was just sworn in as WI Senator- the first out LGBT senator in US history.mia farrow
Senator Tammy Baldwin. How sweet the sound. Oh happy day!!Kate Clinton
One of the first people to congratulate @TammyBaldwinWI after she got sworn in as senator? Paul Ryan. http://huff.to/VlxbKxAmanda Terkel
Tammy Baldwin’s mom flew for the first time in nearly 40 years to see her daughter sworn into the Senate http://huff.to/VlxbKxAmanda Terkel
Here’s Tammy Baldwin’s mother, Pam Bin-Rella, at daughter’s reception http://pic.twitter.com/xKnx12gQChris Johnson
History is made, folks: Tammy Baldwin was just made sworn in as first-ever out LGBT senator. She looked very, very happy.jennifer bendery
Congratulations on your swearing in today, Senator Tammy Baldwin. You have shown it does get better! #itgetsbetter http://pic.twitter.com/yOaQYxWdIt Gets Better
Also grateful in 2013 that Sherrod Brown was reelected & Tammy Baldwin got elected to Senate….Populist champions.Katrina vandenHeuvel
We can now officially say: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. Send your congrats: http://bit.ly/RtzexX #lgbt http://pic.twitter.com/VJS6I7IyVictory Fund
A great day for Wisconsin. Nobody’s Senator but ours, Tammy Baldwin. http://pic.twitter.com/u7Q7lJZlDemocratic Party WI
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